Publisher: Wrox, 2001, 568 pages
PostgreSQL is rapidly on its way to becoming the most successful open source relational database system. It has had an explosive growth from its roots in academia, to the Internet, through the efforts of a talented hard-working worldwide development team. The vast array of enterprise businesses migrating to PostgreSQL from proprietary databases are stark evidence for its success to come.
This book is a complete tutorial on PostgreSQL features and functions beginning with the basics and building up to the design and construction of databases and integrating them with programming languages for the Web. Here we'll show you how to make the most of this fully programmable databases' powerful features like aggregate, join, transaction, inheritance, embedding your own C routines and more.
Who is this book for?
This book is for beginners and will lead you through your very first database query, to the complex database commands needed to solve 'real world' problems. However, it's an advatage if you know the essentials of SQL programming and for specific chapters, familiarity with PHP, Perl, and Java will be useful. You can set up your favorite PostgreSQL database on Windows and UNIX systems.
What does this book cover?
Excellent introduction to PostgreSQL and RDBMS in general. You can start programming while reading this and later use it as a reference.